Thanh Nguyen

I am an Associate Professor at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. I received my PhD in Applied Mathematics at Cornell University under the supervision of Eva Tardos. Before coming to Purdue, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, working with Rakesh Vohra.

My research interests include Market Design, Network Economics and Computational Game Theory. My research has been supported by:

DARPA (2018-2019): Pseudo Markets with Constraints & Uncertainty.
NSF (2018-2022): Sociotechnical systems to enable smart and connected energy-aware residential communities.
NSF (2017-2020): Understanding strategic behavior in systems engineering: A theoretical framework based on dynamic network games of incomplete information.
NSF (2014-2018): Creating an Ecosystem for Enhanced Spectrum Utilization Through Dynamic Market Mechanisms.

I am on the Editorial Board of Naval Research Logistics.


  • 509 KRAN, 403 W. State Street,
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
  • (765) 49-48658

Courses at Purdue

  • Algorithmic Decisions, 2020
  • Business Analytics, 2015-2019
  • Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling, 2017-2020
  • Economic and Social Networks, 2014

Journal Papers

(Google scholar)

  1. Hai Nguyen, T. Nguyen and Alexander Teytelboym, Stability in Matching Markets with Complex Constraints
    Management Science minor revision
  2. Berry, Honig, Nguyen, Subramanian and Vohra, The Value of Sharing Intermittent Spectrum
    Management Science, accepted, 2019
  3. Thanh Nguyen and Rakesh Vohra, Stable Matching with Proportionality Constraints (pdf)
    Operations Research, Volume 67, No. 6, 2019
  4. Thanh Nguyen and Rakesh Vohra, Near Feasible Stable Matchings with Couples.
    American Economic Review, Vol. 118, No. 11, 2018 (old version)
  5. Thanh Nguyen, Local Bargaining and Supply Chain Instability,
    Operations Research, Volume 65, Issue 6, 2017
  6. T. Nguyen, H. Zhou, R. Berry, M. Honig and R. Vohra, The Cost of Free Spectrum
    Operations Research, Volume 64, Issue 6, 2016 (pdf)
  7. Thanh Nguyen, Ahmad Peivandi and Rakesh Vohra, Assignment Problems with Complementarities
    Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 165, 2016 (pdf)
  8. Thanh Nguyen, Randall Berry and Vijay Subramanian, Delay in Trade Networks
    Operations Research, Volume 64, Issue 3, 2016 (pdf)
  9. Thanh Nguyen, Coalitional Bargaining in Networks
    Operations Research, Volume 63, Issue 3, 2015 (pdf)
  10. Thanh Nguyen, A simple LP relaxation for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
    Mathematical Programming, Volume 141, 2013
  11. R. Berry, M. Honig, V. Subramanian, T. Nguyen, H. Zhou, R. Vohra, News-vendor model of capacity sharing,
    Performance Evaluation Review Volume 40 (2), 2012
  12. Thanh Nguyen, On the disjoint paths problem,
    Operations Research Letters, Volume 35, 1, 2007

Working Papers

  1. The Impacts of Prediction Technologies on Relational Contracts
    with Parinaz Naghizadeh and Shai Vardi (Working Paper)
  2. Stable Network Flow with Piece-wise Linear Constraints
    with Young-San Lin (Working paper, extended abstract accepted at WINE 2018)
  3. The Role of Managers Revisited
    with Parinaz Naghizadeh (Working Paper)
  4. Welfare Implications in Intermediary Networks
    with Karthik Kannan (major revision, Information Systems Research)
  5. Quantity Competition in Multi-tier Supply Chain Networks
    with Young-San Lin and Tao Jiang (Submitted)
  6. Optimal Delegation Hierarchy in Project Management
    with Tao Jiang (In Preparation)

Refereed Conference Papers (selected)

  • R Berry, M Honig, T Nguyen, V Subramanian, H Zhou, R Vohra
    Market structures for wireless services with shared spectrum, Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton) 2013
  • R Berry, M Honig, T Nguyen, V Subramanian, H Zhou, R Vohra
    On the Nature of Revenue-Sharing Contracts to Incentivize Spectrum-Sharing, INFOCOM 2013
  • Thanh Nguyen, Milan Vojnovic
    Weighted proportional allocation, ACM SIGMETRICS 2011
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos
    Approximate pure Nash equilibria via Lovasz local lemma, WINE 2009
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos,
    Parallel Imaging Problem, European Symposium on Algorithms 2008
  • Thanh Nguyen, Eva Tardos,
    Approximately maximizing efficiency and revenue in polyhedral environments, EC 2007
  • Ephraim Korach, Thanh Nguyen, and Britta Peis,
    Subgraph characterization of red/blue-split graph and konig egervary graphs. ACM-SIAM SODA 2006.